Press Releases

IRI Launches New Growth Solutions Team to Unlock Opportunities for Manufacturers

IRI and M&S to address Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit 2017 on how retailers and CPG manufacturers can share big data for smart growth

Supermarket range cuts drive decline in sales of new product launches

Revenue from NPD down by £99.6mn in the last year according to a new study by IRI

FMCG manufacturers finding it harder to get the distribution they need to make new product launches a success

Price rises and private label drive up sales of olive oil across Europe

‘Selfie generation’ helping to create near £1bn cosmetics market

Fewer deals on groceries hike costs for shoppers, but everyday branded prices still not rising says IRI

IRI’s Big Question report on the grocery price war reveals it has saved UK shoppers £9.3bn over 3 years

UK retailers lose over £2m in courgette sales during January

‘Clean eating’ trend helps put avocados, almond milk and coconut water at the top of consumers’ shopping list in 2016

IRI announces change in senior management team: Anthony Graham to lead IRI Solutions and Innovations team as Lynda Gammell moves to new IRI role

IRI, the big data and technology expert for consumer industries, has announced the appointment of Anthony Graham as Executive Vice President of International Solutions and Innovations to replace Lynda Gammell. This senior management change in the International division of IRI took effect Tuesday, 3 January 2017.

Chin-chin! Gin & tonic flies off supermarket shelves

- IRI data shows gin as biggest growth driver in spirits thanks to craft and premium varieties
- Gin a major contributor to Christmas ‘booze bonanza’ for UK retailers

Prosecco bursts Champagne’s bubble with faster sales growth across Europe, according to IRI figures

- UK Prosecco sales grow by 25% despite drop in Champagne prices
- France – home of Champagne production – sees volume decline

Europe’s FMCG brands reduce reliance on price promotions claims IRI

IRI Price and Promotion in Western Economies report reveals a pause in promotion escalation as manufacturers re-assess their value.

Sales of bin liners go up in response to become the stongest-growing household category

According to the latest figures from IRI, a leading provider of FMCG market intelligence and predictive, actionable insight, government targets to reduce the number of plastic bags used by shoppers has not only been met, but exceeded. A price levy of 5p per bag came into force in England last October, following similar charges enforced some time ago in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Previously, supermarkets gave away the bags for free.

£335k Marmite sales boost answers the question of Love It or Hate It

IRI’s analysis of sales shows that the much loved (or hated!) British-born spread sold 129,000 more jars across the UK’s biggest supermarkets

McColl’s selects IRI as partner to get better connected to customers

McColl’s Retail Group, the leading neighbourhood retailer, has selected market and consumer intelligence firm IRI as its partner to understand and target customers using integrated analytics, loyalty and point of sale (POS) data.

Innovation boosts sales of popcorn to £120 million

New product development drives +13.6% popcorn category sales increase, says IRI

Promotions fail to ignite sales for UK retailers says IRI study

A new study by IRI, looking at the effectiveness of promotions, shows that reality does not match expectation when it comes to sales. On average, a category will grow by only 0.13% when on promotion. This is very low compared to industry estimates that suggest a promotion can help retailers grow a category by much more than this.

Number of new product launches falls by 13% as UK retailers cut ranges – according to IRI new product development study

The number of new products being launched by manufacturers into UK retail stores is falling significantly, according to a study of the performance of new grocery products from launch, published by IRI, a leading provider of FMCG market intelligence and predictive, actionable insight.

IRI launches first Price & Promotion solution for the UK Convenience channel

Manufacturers can now understand which price-points and promotions resonate most with shoppers in £37bn impulse market

Private label under pressure as UK supermarkets lose sales to discounters – according to new IRI report

Retailers also sacrificing private label products to help reduce range and assortment